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Don’t believe the hype on guards going early, and look for teams to be wary of quarterbacks in this draft thanks to what unfolded in 2011, says Robbie Lee Roach of Pro Football Personnel.
Neutralizing J.J. Watt is a priority around the AFC South, writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “When you’re drafting, you’re thinking, ‘Who’s going to block Watt the next 10 years?’ ” Titans coach Mike Munchak said recently.
To which I say: We touched on this in December on a Sunday when the Colts had no answers for Watt.
The Texans are likely to buck the trend of using their top pick on a defender, says McClain.
“The next step in the possible demolition of the Astrodome could be taken next week by the board of directors of the Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation,” writes McClain.
Sizing up the Colts' offensive line heading into the draft, with Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. Ryan Grigson talks about the up arrow on left tackle Anthony Costanzo and the uncertainty with Ben Ijalana.
To which I say: I've fielded a lot of questions about Ijalana recently. So there is our answer. Grigson thinks of the lineman as a big question mark.
Some raw prospects have great appeal when the draft arrives, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. Ziggy Ansah, Cordarelle Patterson and Menelik Watson, respectively, are just three of the many who are highly regarded despite a short college resume.”
The task for David Caldwell: Choosing the right player at the right position who can help the Jaguars rebound from a franchise-worst 2-14 season, writes O’Halloran.
Jacksonville mayor Alvin Brown supports the Jaguars’ plan for giant video boards at EverBank Field, says Vito Stellino of the Times-Union.
O’Halloran’s first mock draft has the Jaguars taking Ansah, the BYU defensive end.
The veteran minicamp that starts tomorrow is an orientation that won’t have any bearing on what the Jaguars do in the draft, says John Oehser of Jaguars.com.
Titans cornerback Coty Sensabaugh is honoring his brother Jamaar’s memory by participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s man and woman of the year campaign, writes John Glennon of The Tennessean.
The free-agency haul gives the Titans freedom to draft virtually anyone at he end of the month, writes Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean
Delanie Walker supports stiffer laws for convicted drunk drivers, writes Wyatt.
Mike Munchak discusses the importance of guard with Dan Pompeii of the National Football Post.
Don’t expect the Titans to take Texans safety Kenny Vaccaro, says Tom Gower of Total Titans.